Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Gift bearing...



Picked up my mother from the airport this morning, and consequently, didn't get much work done myself, though I did work on the summer quilties a little while she had a brief rest. Doesn't matter, though, as she always comes with loads of lovely things for me, so I can show lots of photos. Sometimes, it's stuff I've ordered, but on this occasion, it was some gifts, along with some hand-dyed fabric members of my dyeing group have sent along to make a comfort quilt for another member who had an aneurysm recently - I offered to assemble the pieces together, quilt it, and send it back home with my mom when she goes home in 3 weeks' time. Needless to say, it's going to be a very simple quilt.

Anyway, above is a selection of fat quarters - I have quite possibly the mother with the best combination of traits - she likes to buy fabric, but doesn't sew, herself. So she gives me the fabric. Honestly - the sacrifices we make for our relatives!! Anyway, some fabrics above left, and above right some bits and pieces from various thrift shops, yard sales and so on. She also bought me a large ziploc bag of rubber stamps at a yard sale, but no photo of those - some will definitely be useful, some less so, but it doesn't matter as the whole bag only cost $5...





And here are the fabrics for the comfort quilt - the final photo is stuff people enclosed for me to keep, but the other 5 photos show the fabrics for the quilt - I'm just going to do 12" squares and sash them with cream - keep it simple and let the fabric do the talking. There are 23 pieces (24 including my own which is not in the photo) so it even works out, number wise! I plan to do it very soon, so watch for progress. Anyway, nice treasure trove, isn't it!








9 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

What a great Mom! Hope she had a good trip. Love that black lace! And the dyeing quilt sounds lovely - can't wait to see it.

Susan O. said...

Also can't wait to see how you put our quilt together. You're right - there are some fabulous pieces there. And another wonderful piece from Ellen, I see.

Angelcat said...

What a wonderful Mum you have! I'm looking forward to seeing the comfort quilt, those fabrics are wonderful!

Vicki W said...

Lots of cool stuff there! I hope you and your Mom have a great visit.

Thelma said...

What some wonderful goodies your mom brought. Can't wait to see the quilt when you put it together...its gonna be so pretty!

Karen said...

Should be interesting quilt when it's done. I didn't sign mine so that you could choose where to cut the piece out that you wanted to use in the quilt. The rest hopefully you can use in a project at some point.

kiwicarole said...

Hi Kate! Hey I've left a little something for you my blog! LOL Keep up the good work!! Carole

anne bebbington said...

Can I claim your Mom when she comes over laden with fabric pleeeeese? :o) Real treasure! I love the sound of the 12" blocks sashed with cream, can't wait to see it take shape

Anne said...

Would your Mum consider adopting me please?